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John Muir Health, Stanford Children's Health expand partnership to promote children's care services

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health and Paolo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Children's Health are continuing to expand an existing partnership to provide community members with access to children's specialty care services.


The partnership has provided families in Contra Costa County access to nearly 50 pediatric specialist physicians and nurse practitioners in 14 specialties since launching in 2012.


In April 2015, the organizations jointly opened a pediatric intensive care unit at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, the only PICU in Contra Costa County. The organizations are in the process of finalizing all the necessary steps to have California Children's Services certify the PICU. The PICU is fully licensed by the state of California.


The partnership also provides residents access to outpatient, inpatient, neonatal and emergency care, which enables children with more complex illnesses to see local specialists at John Muir.


"We listened and responded to the requests from our community and general pediatricians to enhance and expand the availability of children's specialty services in our community so families could access and receive the care they need close to home," said Jane Willemsen, president and CAO of John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. "Our partnership is exceeding what we originally envisioned and continues to grow, all for the benefit of our community and young patients and their families."


"Stanford Children's Health has long been committed to successful community partnerships with Bay Area healthcare providers," said Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of Stanford Children's Health. "Our strong partnership with John Muir Health increases access and convenience to world-class pediatric specialty care and is a very successful example of how our combined strengths can benefit the community."


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